Saving Lives Through Safer Surgery®

Lifebox is a global nonprofit making surgery and anesthesia safer worldwide. Through tools, training, and partnerships we make surgery safer for every patient, every time.

Our work

Our Approach


Our programs work across three core pillars of Safer Surgery – improving anesthesia safety, reducing surgical infection, and strengthening teamwork.

  • Tools

    Equipping surgical teams with essential tools for safer patient care.

  • Training

    Building skills in healthcare providers through training.

  • Partnerships

    Working in partnership with a global network of clinicians.

Tackling a major gap in anesthesia safety


Introducing the Smile Train-Lifebox Capnograph: an affordable, high quality capnograph suited for use in low-resource settings

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Latest Updates


Lifebox features on the BBC

'One Crucial Piece of Equipment': Improving anesthesia monitoring with The Smile Train-Lifebox Capnograph.

Global Health Organizations Rally to Close Critical Gap in Surgical Safety

SINGAPORE- March 6, 2024 – In a significant move to improve safety for millions of people undergoing surgery each year, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, Smile Train, and the safer surgery global nonprofit, Lifebox, have come together to urge health care systems and equipment standard guidelines, including those set by...

Our Impact


Making surgery safer for every patient, every time.

  • 248M

    Surgeries made safer

    • 14,400

      Healthcare providers trained in safer surgery and anesthesia

    • 35,000

      Pulse oximeters distributed to frontline providers across 116 countries worldwide

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